Unexpected roofing problems are issues that every homeowner wants to avoid. After all, a sudden problem with your roof is an addition to your already planned-out budget for the month, and emergency repairs can disrupt the budget. This is where roofing warranties can help; they can pay to get your roofing system repaired or replaced at no charge to you. However, what some homeowners don’t know is that there are actually a few factors that can cause your warranty to be voided.
Believe it or not, cleaning your roof with a pressure washer can void your warranty due to the premature wear it can cause your roofing system. This is because roofing shingles aren’t designed to withstand the effects of close-range, high-pressure washing, causing the asphalt granules to deteriorate or separate from the asphalt shingles entirely.
Installing the New Roof Over the Old One
Some manufacturers have specific instructions on how their shingles should be installed. Installing the new roof over your old one is not something that they recommend, and doing so can completely void your roofing warranty. This is because the second layer of shingles can expend heat more slowly, shortening the lifespan of the shingles.
Installing a roofing system is a complicated task, which is the reason why most manufacturers hand out instruction manuals for the installation. That way, the contractor can install it according to their specifications. Hiring an inexperienced contractor, however, can put your roofing warranty at risk if they disregard the specifics of these standards. To avoid this, only hire the best professional roofing company to install your roof replacement on your home.
Proper attic ventilation is very important if you want your roofing system to last longer than it should. Unfortunately, some contractors disregard this by not properly ventilating the roofs they’re installing. This can cause buckled shingles, mold and mildew growth, and the premature aging of the system, all of which are damages that will not be covered by your warranty.
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